Michael Moore used to send out regular messages to his email list. But we haven't heard anything from him in quite a while, in fact not since before the 12/17/02 Tom Flocco story about a different Michael Moore (a retired navy Vietnam vet) being hassled by the FBI (which Flocco hypothesized was an indirect act of intimidation of the author/director MM -- perhaps they got more direct?).
[The Flocco story has now been rendered inaccessible (probably by sloppy HTML at tomflocco.com), so I can't link to it here. ]
On January 7, the guy in charge of Michael Moore's website sent out a message because so many people were askng about Michael. Here are excerpts, the parts that have anything to do with MM's whereabouts:
Subject: "The Latest News about "Bowling for Columbine" and "Stupid White Men"
Date: January 7, 2003
Dear Members of Michael Moore's list:
I am David Schankula, the editor of MichaelMoore.com. While Mike is away for a few weeks, I thought I would bring you up to date on the latest news regarding "Bowling for Columbine" and "Stupid White Men."
... You'll be hearing from Michael sometime in the next week. Sincerely, David Schankula, editor, http://www.MichaelMoore.com
But we did NOT hear from Michael.
I also notice that the "Mike's Message" area at http://www.michaelmoore.com/ has not been updated since that Jan. 7 message, and that "The Michael Moore Forum will be down for technical reasons until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience." -- Apparently the forum has been down since the middle of January (according to posts to Usenet).
Maybe somebody can shed some light on this situation. Posts to Global IMC and sf.imc brought forth no information.